Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4071 times:
Awesome suggestion Pascal, I gave it a try (SESM) and could barely make a straight out departure in a Lear 35 even with empty fuel... Tried it with a full Cessna 206 and had enough space in the crater to keep doing climbing turns before finally making it out.
BMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3750 times:
Double Eagle, NM. High altitude and hot and humid as h-ll! I remember having a 5-digit dens. alt. Used most of the (long) runway at T/O in a fairly light loaded 182! Climb rate was close to being negative... =)
SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3673 times:
Anyone see an educational film called "Density Altitude" with some bozo, his wife, and a new Beech 25? I believe he flew into the highest airport in the US, then proceeded to some hot airport something like +7,000' in altitude, and the runway was about a 1000' irregular strip of dirt next to a fishing spot. Evidently, you can't even get a piper cub in there mid-day.